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Steven Smith's Dharma Talks
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The millennium question I hear students asking is how they can integrate the path of self-liberation with the path of paying attention to the welfare of others. My focus is guiding practitioners to do both. The dharmic brilliance is that liberation, the core teaching, creates a deep, transformative experience of who we are, which, in turn, transforms our care for the state of all beings everywhere.
2003-10-12 Sustaining Mindfulness Part 1: Confidence & Courage 64:09
Part 1 illuminates the fundamental nature and support of faith, or confidence, as a sustaining force in practice. Courageous energy follows, as the courage required to carry Dhamma into depths of one’s being.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Steven Smith Review
2003-10-06 Spiritual Emotions: Power To Liberate 64:00
Detailed description of each Brahma Vihara, in generating and pervading them through oneself and to others in receiving them. Examples of each - enlightened leadership; using Brahma Viharas as basis for political freedom. How acts of kindness have rippling effects with unknown and mysterious consequences.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Steven Smith Review
2003-07-25 Four Kinds Of Happiness From Insight Meditation 64:42
The four vipassana jhanas and the resulting happiness: seclusion, concentration, contentment, wisdom and equanimity.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Steven Smith Review
2003-07-21 Mindfulness And Supporting Spiritual Virtues 66:45
Introduced by gratitude to teachers and lineage. Followed by a thorough description of mindfulness and the four foundations of mindfulness. Concluded by how to support skillful states of faith and courageous energy.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Steven Smith Review
2003-06-15 Home In The Heart Of Metta 64:37
A description of the four brahmaviharas and the interconnected nature of things. Good acts of metta especially have far-reaching consequences —changing our patterns, and releasing powerful, previously repressed energy for awareness, love and wisdom.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Steven Smith Review
2001-10-21 Where Language Stops: Insight Jhanas 59:13
Developing a meditative process that purifies the mind and creates subtle openings for insight and happiness.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Steven Smith Review
2001-10-14 Courage Of Heart 52:15
Focusing on faith, energy, patience and renunciation--four qualities of mind that stream through our awareness and power our practice.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Steven Smith Review
2001-09-30 Metta, Equanimity And Emotions 48:33
When we are still in the midst of emotions, mindfulness draws forth metta and equanimity and helps us to see the layered nature of our own feelings.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Steven Smith Review
2001-09-26 Vulnerability In Opening To Things As They Are 38:34
Preparing the ground for insight to emerge by developing a deep inner calm.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Steven Smith Review
2001-06-04 Encouraging The Light Of Metta 56:00
Understanding metta as a concentration and purification practice.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Steven Smith Review

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